You’ve got the sounds, you’ve written the perfect beat and you’ve put it all together in your sequencer – now all you’ve got to do it mix it! Unfortunately, mixing is one of the areas of music production with the biggest learning curve (second only to mastering) and is one of the biggest hurdles new producers (and even more experienced ones) need to overcome. So wouldn’t it be nice if an experienced pro sat down and wrote down all he knows about the ins and outs of stereo mixing?
Well, Emu sound designer extraordinaire, Eddie Bazil from Samplecraze.com, has done just that with ‘Secrets of Stereo Mixing’. Written in laymen terms, the book contains over 90 pages of mixing tips, secrets and techniques to help you become a better producer, walking you through the essential aspects of exactly what makes a good stereo mix. Throughout the book, ‘before and after’ audio examples are provided from an actual multi-track recording to clearly explain all the principles contained in the book, along with screenshots from music sequencing software. Have a listen to a snippet from the final track here (wav).
Topics covered include preparing both yourself and your studio environment, the tools you will need, mixing with dynamics and effects, compression, eq, levels and panning. There’s also a ‘Sound Quality Glossary’ listing terminology and descriptions commonly used in the production industry.
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